H.J. Baker & Bro., Inc. Makes Donations To Charities Across The Country

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H.J. Baker Continues Its Tradition of Employee Driven Charitable Contributions

H. J. Baker & Bro., Inc. announced it made donations to more than 70 non-profit organizations across the country at the request of its employees totaling $200,000.

H. J. Baker employees at their headquarters in Westport, Connecticut, and plant and operation locations throughout the country were asked to suggest local charities in their area that the company might make contributions to this year. As a result the following charities have received a contribution.

In Connecticut:
American Heart Association -- CT Affiliate -- Wallingford, CT
American Red Cross -- mid-Fairfield County -- Bridgeport, CT
AmeriCares Foundation -- Stamford, CT
Aspetuck Land Trust, Inc. -- Westport, CT
Denison Pequot Sepos Nature Center -- Mystic, CT
Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County, Inc. -- Stamford, CT
Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County    -- Bridgeport, CT
Norwalk Hospital -- Norwalk, CT
Open Door Shelter -- Norwalk, CT
Operation Hope -- Fairfield, CT
Salvation Army -- Bridgeport, CT
Stonington Harbor Yacht Club Sailing Foundation -- Stonington, CT
Susan G. Komen for Breast Cancer Foundation -- Hartford, CT
The Center for Women & Families of Eastern Fairfield Co. -- Bridgeport, CT
The Connecticut Audubon Society -- Fairfield, CT

Across the country:    

ALABAMA, ATMORE             
American Legion Auxiliary – Unit 90        
American Red Cross (AL Gulf Coast)
Friends of Education of Escambia County    
United Fund of the Atmore Area

ALABAMA, HUNTSVILLE
Care and Assurance System for the Aging and Homebound

ALBERTA (CANADA), CALGARY
Calgary Humane Society            
Calgary Inter Faith Food Bank            
Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter        
MustardSeed
The Alberta Children’s Hospital

ARKANSAS, LONOKE
Literacy Council of Lonoke County

ARKANSAS, BENTON
Churches Joint Council on Human Need

ARKANSAS. FORT SMITH
Crisis Center for Battered Women
Fort Smith Boys and Girls Club        
Gregory Kistler Treatment Center

ARKANSAS, LITTLE ROCK
Heifer Project International
Little Rock Compassion Center
The First Tee of Central Arkansas

ARKANSAS, JACKSONVILLE
Fishnet Missions                

ARKANSAS, MAUMELLE
Hope Ministry Alliance

CALIFORNIA, FRESNO
Community Food Bank
Fresno Rescue Mission                
Marjaree Mason Center, Inc.        
Poverello House

CALIFORNIA, LADERA RANCH
Laura’s House

CALIFORNIA, LAGUNA BEACH
The Laguna Playhouse
The Laguna Beach Historical Society

CALIFORNIA, LOS ALAMITOS
CASA Youth Shelter

CALIFORNIA, MANTECA
Second Harvest Food Bank

CALIFORNIA, SACRAMENTO
Make a Wish Foundation of Sacramento

CALIFORNIA, SAN PEDRO
Boys & Girls Club of Los Angeles Harbor

CALIFORNIA, SANTA ANA
Pacific Symphony

CALIFORNIA, SILVERADO
St. Michael’s Abbey

CALIFORNIA, STOCKTON
Gospel Center Rescue Mission    
United Way of San Joaquin

CALIFORNIA, WILMINGTON
Friends of Banning Landing            
Friends of Banning Museum            
Friends of the Wilmington Branch Library
Gang Alternative Program
Society for the Preservation of Drum Barracks            

FLORIDA, SARASOTA
Children Charity Fund, Inc.            

GEORGIA, ATLANTA
American Cancer Society
The Salvation Army Residences, Inc.

ILLINOIS, CHICAGO
American Red Cross of Greater Chicago
Greater Chicago Food Depository
PAWS – Chicago
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

ILLINOIS, GENEVA
Marklund

MISSISSIPPI, FOREST
Crisis Pregnancy Services of Central Mississippi

MISSISSIPPI, LAKE
Sunbelt Christian Youth Ranch

NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Research to Prevent Blindness
UNICEF USA

NEW YORK, PORT WASHINGTON
Farms for City Kids Foundation

NEW YORK, UNIONDALE
Feel Better Kids, Inc                

NORTH CAROLINA, SANFORD
Helping Hand Clinic, Inc.
Stevens Foundation for Development and Enrichment Services    

OKLAHOMA, WESTVILLE
Hope Center Inc.
Westville EMS
Westville Police Department Shop with a Cop    

SOUTH DAKOTA, SIOUX FALLS
National Multiple Sclerosis Society

TENNESSEE, MEMPHIS
St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital

TEXAS, NACOGDOCHES
The Empty Stocking Fund

VIRGINIA, TRIANGLE
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation

Christopher V. B. Smith, President & CEO of H.J. Baker said: “H.J. Baker & Bro., Inc. has long supported the communities where our employees live and work. It is with profound gratitude that this holiday season H.J. Baker & Bro., Inc. was able to continue that tradition. Based on employee input we donated to charities surrounding our 22 locations across the country and sponsoring children in need around the world. These charities are on the front lines providing relief and support to those who need it most on a daily basis; including healthcare, food, clothing, clean water, and shelter as well as hope and knowledge. We are honored to help support their efforts.”

For 2010, H.J. Baker contributed over $200,000 to more than 75 non-profit organizations throughout the country.

H.J. Baker & Bro., Inc. is a leader in the feed, fertilizer and sulphur industries, with more than 20 locations throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. For more than 150 years, H.J. Baker has been mobilizing resources and providing outstanding products and service to the agriculture industry throughout the world. The company's strategically located processing plants, offices and warehouses create a super-efficient pipeline for the vital commodities and products that it sources, manufactures and markets. H.J. Baker & Bro., Inc. is headquartered in Westport, Connecticut USA.

For more information on H.J. Baker & Bro., Inc. visit their website at http://www.bakerbro.com.

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Peter Barhydt
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Peter(dot)Barhydt(at)AberdeenAssociates(dot)com

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